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Volkswagen To Debut New EV On CES

By Paul Pajarillo , Dec 13, 2015 11:18 PM EST
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Putting the emission scandals at the backburner, German car manufacturer Volkswagen will be debuting an all-electric concept car at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. The car will be exploring the company's post-emission issues and its commitment toward sustainability.

Volkswagen will be showcasing an all-new electric car concept at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show that will be happening on Jan. 5 at Las Vegas, Nevada. A keynote address will be given by one of the executives of VW at the event.

Dr. Herbert Diess, head of VW's passenger cars division, is said to be the one delivering the keynote at the event. The statement to be delivered at the event is expected to explore the car company's defeat device scandal in addition to the new concept car that will be revealed.

Consumer Technology Association Chief Executive Officer Gary Shapiro states that CES welcomes Dr. Diess to share VW's visions for the future and its company's promise to sustainability. The association is pleased that the car company will use the event's stage to showcase a concept vehicle that displays the latest innovations in safety and energy-efficient vehicles unswerving to the carmaker's long history of revolutions in driving experiences.

Not much has been said about the new concept vehicle other than what is already stated, and it looks like spectators will have to wait and see on Jan. 5 to learn more about it. However, rumors have been spreading that VW may be unveiling a next-generation all-electric Golf or Phaeton.

After Dieselgate's unpleasant introduction to VW last September, Diess is expected to say something about the company's controversy that surrounds its diesel merchandises. To date, defeat devices have been found in VW's 2.0 liter TDIs in the United States, as well as the group's 3.0 liter TDIs that power Porsche and Audi.

Volkswagen's image has really taken a pounding with the addition of German authorities investigating the company regarding inaccurate claims on carbon emissions. The company is looking forward to a positive PR at CES as it looks like transition to clean electric vehicles will renew the company's once tainted image.

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